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Luci Kelemen
Luci Kelemen

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Mar 9, 2020

Riot’s new FPS game is looking to shake up the esports scene and its competitive game modes will no doubt attract many prospective bettors. But how can you make money betting on VALORANT and what is the best way to approach these wagers? We put together a handy list of advice for you.

What is VALORANT?

VALORANT is an upcoming free-to-play tactical first person shooter game developed by Riot Games, best known for League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics. They currently have multiple games in development in many different genres, but VALORANT is arguably the most exciting of them all. Based on what we know about the game so far, it seems like a mix between Counter-Strike and Overwatch, with a basis of fast-paced five-on-five gunfight sprinkled with special abilities and a vibrant color scheme.

Based on Riot’s previous track record, VALORANT esports is looking like a big deal and a great way to do some esports betting. Also, if you consider their resources, there’s no doubt that it will be one of the big games of 2020 with a significant influence on the market.

There is already quite a lot of hype for the game among those who had a chance to try it, and if it delivers on the promise of strong tactical gameplay, VALORANT as a CS:GO killer could become a very real possibility.

VALORANT betting advice

If you want to make money betting on VALORANT, it’s worth following many of the same advice as you would for other esports like Counter-Strike, Dota or Call of Duty. Make sure you practice careful bankroll management and bet based on math rather than impulses to maximize your chances of winning.

A deep look at past performances of players and teams can also go a long way, and a strong understanding of the metagame and the intricacies of VALORANT gameplay can even give you an advantage ahead of the bookies if you truly become an expert at the game.

Keep an eye on the tournament format. The more games are played, the more likely it is that the favorites will prevail in the end. There’s a reason why there are a lot more unexpected results in esports in best-of-one games. Are you looking at a straight knockout, a GSL, double-elim or a Swiss bracket? (If you’re not familiar with these terms, we can help you with that as well). This can matter as much as form and team strength, especially if you’re looking to bet on the outright winner.

There’s the saying about form being temporary while class is permanent – sure, it sounds like a cliché, but favorites and serial winners are in the elite for a reason. They tend to stick around and rise to the occasion, no matter the challenge. This is also why online events usually are more volatile than LAN results: the pressure is smaller when you can play from the comfort of your own home. In VALORANT esports, veterans of other competitive FPS games could very well have an edge based on their previous experience in the cauldron of competition.

VALORANT tournaments and schedule

We currently don’t have any information available about VALORANT tournaments and VALORANT pro leagues. Once Riot reveals more about their plans, we will feature them here!

Where to bet on VALORANT?

Have a look around here! You can bet on VALORANT on Rivalry as soon as the first competitive games roll around. We offer reliable and friendly customer service, a no-bullshit welcome bonus to consider, one of the few in the industry with genuinely no strings attached once you make your deposit.

Beyond this, our impressively robust market offerings also ensure that you can always place a cheeky bet on your favorite game at any time there’s action on the serves, be it a mainstream title like League of Legends, Dota 2 or Counter-Strike, or something more esoteric like Hearthstone, SMITE or even World of Tanks until VALORANT betting comes around.

We are 100% committed to doing things the right way when it comes to the technical, legal and financial side of things. As a fully licensed and regulated operator with stringent guarantees to keep your money secure, you can be sure you will be treated right here.

This is not a shady skin betting site or an unknown subsidiary throwaway. Rivalry is an established brand licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, the source of one of the most respected global licenses in the betting world, which ensures that you can bet on your favorite teams and players in a safe environment whenever you log on, and that you will always be able to withdraw your money should you choose to do so.

Rivalry also provides great resources for newcomers in the world of betting, with a dedicated Academy in place to explain the ins and outs of informed betting decisions both in video and written format. So what are you waiting for? Check out what Rivalry has to offer and step into the exciting world of VALORANT betting!

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